The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear an update on the district’s enrollment counts as part of planning for next year’s budget. The number of ”at-risk” students increased more than 50%, but other factors may offset some of that funding.
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The Lawrence school board will meet Monday with plans to make final decisions on budget cuts to balance a multimillion-dollar shortfall. There are no new options on a list of administrators’ recommended cuts.
Kristen Ryan, Lawrence Public Schools director of elementary schools, has been selected as executive director of human resources, pending school board approval.
The Save Our Schools 497 group is calling for the Lawrence school board to make deeper cuts to district administration and save librarians’ jobs.
Lawrence school district librarians and library media assistants were “blindsided” Wednesday after being informed that two-thirds of their jobs were being cut, even before the school board has made any final budget cut decisions.
Cuts to administration that both did and did not make it into recommendations for the Lawrence school board to consider drew questions from board members Tuesday evening during their budget work session.
Gymnastics and clubs are safe, at least for now, Lawrence school board members decided Tuesday evening during a budget work session.
The Lawrence school board is set to review district administrators’ latest cost-cutting suggestions during a special budget work session Tuesday.
Among the top 10 items Lawrence Public Schools administrators are prioritizing for budget cuts are gymnastics, first aid kits, and a restructuring of administrative staff.
The Lawrence school district plans to move forward with offering a public Montessori education at New York Elementary School, pending school board approval.
Two Lawrence Public Schools administrators will be leaving their posts at the end of June, the district announced Monday.
Lawrence school district staff members are working to find budget cut solutions, according to the superintendent’s Monday update to the school board, and a report indicates that budget woes likely won’t be offset by enrollment increases in the next few years.
A proposed budget cut for the Lawrence schools’ AVID program would mean that one instructor at each high school would teach all AVID elective sections and train other teachers in AVID strategies.